Nervous Water

Nervous Water

Book - 2005
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In one of the finest novels yet in Tapply's long-running series, Nervous Water explores the previously hidden past of his much beloved character, Boston attorney Brady Coyne. Contacted by an aged relative with whom he'd long lost touch, Brady agrees to help his Uncle Moze with a sensitive family matter. Having received a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Moze is looking to mend fences with his only daughter. But the daughter seems to have simply disappeared, leaving no clues or hints as to her whereabouts. As Brady tackles the seemingly impossible task of finding his cousin - a case that looks less and less like a simple missing person case - it becomes clear that whatever is going on now is related to a dark, undiscussed episode in his family's past: the brutal, still unsolved murder of another of Brady's uncles.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2005.
ISBN: 9780312337445
0312337442
Call Number: TAPPLY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Terminally ill -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Conflict of generations -- Fiction.
Murder victims' families -- Fiction.
Coyne, Brady (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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srkmeyer
Apr 11, 2017

one of the better Brady Coyne mysteries.

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GLNovak
Jan 16, 2015

This is one of the many Brady Coyne mysteries written by Tapply, and the only one I have read. Coyne is a lawyer with roots in Maine and the love of fishing his forebears had lives on in his heart. After many years away his Uncle Moze draws him back into his family when he calls and asks Coyne to find his estranged daughter Cassandra. Thus ensues the mystery - is she alive or dead; if so, who killed her and why. The writing has a nice flow and you grow to really like many of the characters and get a sense of their New England personalities. I especially liked Henry, the ever loving, hopeful, understanding dog.

hermlou Mar 11, 2011

Brady Coyne did a lot of fishing as a kid with his dad and Uncle Moze. Moze and his wife adopted their niece Cassie after her father was killed, and Moze hasn't heard from her for a while. Moze has a heart attack, so the search intensifies. Brady finds her house and car, but her husband hasn't seen her for a couple of weeks. When Cassie's former boyfriend is murdered, Coyne is afraid Cassie has been murdered, too. I won't give away any more of the plot. Tapply writes well, and his people are real, so the book is a pleasure to read.

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